Electronic Waste [Infographic]

27 Jun 2011

This is a cool infographic telling all about e-waste (or electronic waste).

Did you know, for example, that every year ‘the world tosses 20 to 50 million metric tonnes of electronics’ of which only 10-18% is recycled?

 

Note on Ex’tax:

In our society there are a lot of taxes on labour which make repairing and recycling very expensive (as you need people to do the job). Resources on the other hand are hardly taxed.

So now, it is often easier to purchase new products than to have your old stuff repaired or properly recycled.

Ex’tax is designed to make ‘virgin’ materials more expensive compared to recycled materials. Also it reduces the costs of labour.

Ex’tax can therefore be the game-changing step towards the reduction of e-waste.